Rewilding Board Member Kim Crumbo
Kim Crumbo (1947 – 2021)
Rewilding board member, Rewilding Leadership Council member, and Wildlands Coordinator staff member, Kim Crumbo made his last canoeing adventure in September with his brother, Mark, on Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park.
Kim previously served 20 years with the National Park Service in Grand Canyon as the river ranger and later as Wilderness Coordinator. He worked as professional river guide for 10 years and two years as the Utah Wilderness Coordinator for the Sierra Club.
Kim was a proud Citizen Member of the Potawatomi Tribe. His grandparents were Native American and he spent a good portion of his early childhood on or near reservations. His time in the Navy, along with 30 years on the river as a guide and National Park Service ranger and Wilderness manager, mostly at Grand Canyon National Park, offered opportunities to work directly with diverse individuals including Navajo, Hopi, Paiute, Havasupai, Hualapai, Zuni, and Ute folks. Kim’s 20 years as an advocate for public land protection continued to provide him many opportunities to exchange ideas and concerns of importance to Tribal interests.
Before his experience on rivers and in wilderness activism, he spent four years with the Navy’s SEAL Team One completing two combat deployments to Vietnam. Kim received a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Utah State University, with postgraduate work in outdoor recreation.
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